Seahawks add depth with controversial ex-49er CB Tramaine Brock
Former San Francisco 49er and 7 year veteran cornerback, Tramaine Brock joined the Seattle Seahawks today. The undrafted free agent out of NAIA Bellhaven College was a starter in all 16 games last year and had been a solid man coverage cornerback and special teams player. he finished 2016 with 59 combined tackles, 14 passes defended, one interception, and one forced fumble.
The Tramaine Brock deal is done. He signs for one year with the Seahawks. Good addition. Has 31 starts over past two years
— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) August 16, 2017
Over the last 2 years he started 31 games and posted a Pro Football Focus grade of 81.7–which is good for 21st best cornerback in the NFL. He plays aggressively and did allow 6 touchdowns in 94 targets, which was the 7th highest in the league.
Brock’s best year was 2013 when Pro Football Focus graded him as the 17th best cornerback in the league. That year he was named NFC Defensive player of the week with a 2 interception game against Houston. He would finish the season with 5 interceptions, 13 passes defended, and 37 tackles.
NFL hasn't yet determined if Brock will face suspension. On field, big add. One of three CBs last year with 750+ snaps and <50% catch rate
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 16, 2017
Tramaine has an uneven past marked with a significant questions about his character. In college, he was kicked out of the University of Michigan for failing to qualify academically. More importantly, this last season, Brock was charged with a felony domestic violence and misdemeanor child endangerment charge that caused a stir. The alleged assault, was dropped for lack of evidence and Brock vehemently denies it happened.
After the charges were dropped, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan reportedly said the team did not have interest in re-signing Brock. It remains to be seen if the NFL will enforce disciplinary charges.
Statement from free agent CB Tramaine Brock via text. His case was dropped by the Santa Clara DA this week. pic.twitter.com/A91yRzZJa9
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 11, 2017